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Pybus

 

A bay off the coast of Alaska.

 

(ACV34: dp. 15,126; l. 492; b. 696 ; dr. 252; s. 16.5 k. a. 2 5; cl. Prince William; T. C3SA1)

 

Pybus (ACV34) was laid down 23 June 1942 as MC Hull No. 245 by the Seattle-Tacoma SB Co., Wash.; originally classified AVG34, she was reclassified as ACV34 on 20 August 1942; launched 7 October 1942; commissioned 31 May 1943 at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Wash.; reclassified as CVE34 15 July 1943 and assigned for transfer to the United Kingdom under Lend Lease agreement.

 

Pybus reported for duty with the Pacific Fleet after shakedown, in a temporary status, before she decommissioned 6 August 1943 at New York. She was accepted that day by the U.K. and placed in service as HMS Emperor. She was returned to the U.S. Navy 12 February 1946, struck from the Naval Vessel Register 28 March 1946, and sold 14 May to the Patapsco Scrap Corp., Baltimore, Md. for scrapping.